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Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton Have an Old Testament Face Off in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' TV Spot: VIDEO

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As we prepare for another Hollywood-ified Bible lesson, don't be surprised if some right-wing loon criticizes the film for not blaming the environmental calamities on the gays like they did with Noah

Check out the gay-free, plague-filled TV spot, AFTER THE JUMP...

Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Tuturro, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, and Indira Varma, arrives in theaters December 12. 

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Bearded Christian Bale Is Moses In Ridley Scott's Epic 'Exodus' Final Trailer: VIDEO

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If you liked The Ten Commandments, you're going to love Exodus: Gods and Kings! Director Ridley Scott returns to the swords-and-sandals genre nearly 15 years after his Oscar-winning Gladiator, taking the endlessly dramatized story of Moses and whipping it up into a CGI-enhanced epic with a Red Sea that looks more like a rogue wave from The Perfect Storm. Even if you're not into the recent trend of faith-based epics, this film features two of Hollywood's hottest leading men: Christian Bale as a hip-looking Moses and Joel Edgerton as a shaved-head Rhamses. Edgerton, who played handsome baddie Tom Buchanan in the recent Gatsby reboot, plays what looks to be a very angry king as he battles his bearded nemesis for the fate of the Jews enslaved in Egypt.  

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set for a holiday-timed release on December 12. The film's final trailer is online today, featuring even more impressive effects than the first

You can check out these latest Biblical boys and their digital toys (not to mention a few plagues) AFTER THE BREAK...

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Christian Bale Offers Up Old Testament-Style Liberation in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer: VIDEO

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The latest Biblical epic to receive the Hollywood treatment, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses - the divinely chosen emancipator of Jewish slaves in Egypt.

Check out the locust-filled debut trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

The film, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Tuturro, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, and Indira Varma, arrives in theaters December 12. 

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Seattle Drag Queen Mama Tits Confronts Christian Protesters At Pride - VIDEO

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Seattle drag queen Mama Tits confronted Christian protesters who tried to disrupt the city's Gay Pride Parade on June 30. Star Trek actor George Takei led the parade and rapper Macklemore also took part.

In a fantastic impromptu speech, Mama Tits told anti-gay protesters that they themselves are sinners “because they are wearing cotton polyblend - that is an abomination."

She went on to say:

"Why don’t you read your own book and actually follow the teachings to the letter of god and learn to support and love.  You need to drop the hate. You are a sad, sad excuse for a human being. Once you learn to drop the hate, you too can find happiness because we will welcome you with open arms if you learn to open your minds.  Not today satan, not today!”

Speaking to Seattle Gay Scene after the event, Mama Tits had this to say:

“Before I knew it, I was standing tits to nose with the leader guy on the megaphone. It felt like I had the strength of all the people who had ever been hurt by these people standing right behind be me giving me power! I was almost in autopilot mode from my days as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. I planted myself in his path and wouldn’t move. When he walked around me, I got back in front of him again and again. I stared him in the eyes and could see the pain in his eyes, I could see he was scared and he should have been. He tried to hit me with his sign, but like Bianca Del Rio says 'Not Today, Satan!' I pushed his sign away from my face and hair, because you DO NOT TOUCH my hair. And, it was all I could do to NOT get violent, but I didn’t because once that happens, we all lose.”

Watch Mama Tits’ brilliant speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Republican Wingnut Rep. Frank Wolf Blasts Presbyterian Decision To Allow Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Virginia Republican Representative Frank Wolf took to the House floor Tuesday in a pre-retirement rant regarding the Presbyterian church’s decision to allow same-sex marriage.

We recently reported that anti-gay bigot Bob Marshall intends to run in the upcoming race to succeed Wolf.

 During the four minute speech, Wolf had the following to say about same-sex marriage:

“After several years of internal discussion and debate the assembly voted overwhelmingly to take a position which runs counter to the counsel of Scripture, which defines marriage as divinely inspired joining of one man and one woman.”

Arguing that the church has historically been “a bulwark against the cultural whims of the day,” Wolf went on to say:

“In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, "Haven't you read...that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?  So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore, what God has joined together let man not separate."

This passage, and others like it, remind me of Reverend Billy Graham's comment in the lead-up to the 2012 North Carolina ballot initiative regarding marriage, when he remarked, "The Bible is clear - God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman."

Watch Wolf’s June 24 speech in full, AFTER THE JUMP...

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50 UK Schools Teaching Homosexuality Is A Choice

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While the Trojan Horse investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to take over schools in Birmingham, England, has recently hit the headlines, less attention has been given to around fifty schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that follow a strict "fundamentalist" Christian curriculum.

Those schools are currently listed as using a curriculum provided by U.S.-based Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) which teaches that homosexuality is a choice, that AIDS can be avoided through religion, that evolution is a lie, and that abortion is wrong.

The majority of institutions using the ACE curriculum are private Christian schools. Students at these schools do not study for British state exams and instead prepare for an International Christian Certificate of Education.

One ACE textbook states that:

“Some people mistakenly believe that an individual is born a homosexual and his attraction to those of the same sex is normal. Because extensive tests have shown that there is no biological difference between homosexuals and others, these tests seem to prove that homosexuality is a learned behaviour. The Bible teaches that homosexuality is sin. In Old Testament times, God commanded that homosexuals be put to death. Since God never commanded death for normal or acceptable actions, it is as unreasonable to say that homosexuality is normal as it is to say that murder or stealing is normal.”

According to ACE King of Kings School Headteacher Brenda Lewis, the textbooks are "a starting point not a finishing point. As Christians we believe the Bible and we believe what the Bible says, and it does say a number of those things, but we are not single-issue people and we teach our students to think for themselves and realise there are a vast number of issues.”

Speaking to the BBC, Ben Medlock, a co-founder of the SwiftKey smartphone keyboard app, who attended Victory Christian School in Bath said his experience had been "broadly positive".

"While my own faith has evolved significantly from the conservatism of my childhood, I do feel that the values of the school provided students with a positive - though inevitably flawed - framework in which to view the world and interact with those around them."

However, according to Jonny Scaramanga, a former student of the same school who campaigns against the ACE curriculum and writes the blog Leaving Fundamentalism, the school adopted a "fundamentalist attitude" to religion.  Scaramanga added:

"If you believed what they believed, you were Christian. If you believed anything else, you were not Christian."


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